Bug 625399 - remmina exposes passwords to "ps"
remmina exposes passwords to "ps"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: remmina (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christoph Wickert
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-19 06:20 EDT by Jason Haar
Modified: 2010-10-30 20:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-10-30 20:14:38 EDT
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Description Jason Haar 2010-08-19 06:20:52 EDT
Description of problem:

says it all really. remmina uses the "-pPASSWORD" option in rdesktop instead of using "-p -" and passing the password on stdout - as tsclient does

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How reproducible:

connect to a RDP client and then run "ps aux|grep rdesktop" in a terminal

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Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2010-09-08 12:16:48 EDT
Thanks for your bug report. I have forwarded it to the upstream bug tracker at 

Nevertheless I'll leave this one open until the problem is resolved.
Comment 2 Christoph Wickert 2010-10-30 20:14:38 EDT
Upstream has decided to not fix the issue as they have switched to freerdp now. I will try to bring the new version to Fedora soon.
Comment 3 Jason Haar 2010-10-30 20:31:36 EDT
Are you sure it's still a problem?

I'm now running F13, and "ps" shows

rdesktop -u user-name -d dom -p XXXXXXXXXXXXXX -a 24

...instead of the password. Maybe something changed in rdesktop to hide the password string?

This is with

Comment 4 Christoph Wickert 2010-10-30 20:46:34 EDT
Confirmed, same behavior on Fedora 14, versions of the packages are the same.

I know for sure that remmina has not changed and according to the changelog rdesktop has not changed ether. Anyway, the issue is fixed (I never verified it actually existed, I just relied on the bug report).

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